Another in a continuing series of ancient pages from my website of long ago. These days, the software I use all the time includes Firefox and Chrome on Windows 7.
Just as a thought exercise, I sat down and tried to list the software I use most frequently. This list is definitely not an endorsement list. It’s a snapshot of the software I use right now (March 2001). I don’t choose all of these programs; some of them are essentially forced on me by the companies I do work for. For example, while Windows 98 is my current (buggy, oft-crashing) main desktop operating system, I’m also logged into a SunOS host for much of the day, I hack Perl scripts on GNU/Linux, and I’ve got a laptop running Windows 2000.
|NoteTab Light||Multi-file text editing||All the time|
|Notepad||Basic text editing||All the time|
|Internet Explorer 5.0||Web browsing||All the time|
|Pine||All the time|
|Tera Term/TTSSH||Secure telnet||All the time|
|Windows 98||Operating system||All the time|
|Microsoft Money||Personal finance||Daily|
|Microsoft Word||Word processing||Daily|
|F-Prot||Virus protection||As needed|
|WS_FTP LE||File transfers||Occasionally|
|RioPort Audio Manager||MP3 playing/organizing||Occasionally|
|Less||Text file browsing||Occasionally|
|Microsoft Excel||Spreadsheet editing||Occasionally|
|Acrobat Reader||PDF viewing||Occasionally|